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The Dishwashers – Richmond Theatre, London

Writer: Morris Panych Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: James Higgins In the basement of a high class restaurant lie a small band of manual plate scrubbers that themselves seem to exist on the fringes of society. Not for The Dishwashers the creak of machine and clunk of the automatic cleaning systems. Every single plate, bowl, ramekin, tumbler, fork, spoon and knife ...

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The Dishwashers – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Writer: Morris Panych Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: Selwyn Knight The programme for The Dishwashers carries an article, ‘This Means War!’, in which the notion of class war is discussed. For at its heart, The Dishwashers is indeed about class and how the classes interact – a very British notion, yet it was written by a Canadian and was first produced ...

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Evita – The Mayflower, Southampton

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: Tim Rice Directors: Bob Tomson and Bill Kenwright Reviewer: Naomi Stevens [rating:3]   Evita. The story of the actress-turned-first lady of Argentina is perhaps not the most well known of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s productions, but as is the case with most of his music, the score contains some famous numbers alongside some tricky harmonies and ...

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The Norman Conquests – Liverpool Playhouse

Writer: Alan Ayckbourn Director: Philip Wilson Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:4.5] Alan Ayckbourn has certainly carved himself a much deserved place in the playwright hall of fame, having recently topped a poll to find the best playwright of the last 60 years. Written in 1973 and produced in Scarborough, The Norman Conquests trilogy are three individual interlocking plays (Table Manners, Living ...

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